American Women and the Right to Vote

Monday, April 13, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a four-week series on American Women and their struggle to obtain the right to vote coinciding with The Centennial of the Women's Right to Vote.

This lecture will be livestreamed. Details to come.

Week Four: The 19th Amendment

This talk will begin in 1878, when an amendment for enabling suffrage without sexual discrimination was brought before Congress. The next forty-two years will be charted, culminating with Tennessee, on August 18, 1920, as the 36th state to ratify the amendment. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became fully ratified.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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